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[cdt-l] Re: [pct-l] Paid Hiking Job Offer!



I think your email was more trolling than his. But don't worry. This list
along with the pct-l, and at-l are watched by very bigoted and racist people
so you'll soon be back to your normal slanted point of view.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Perry" <BPerry@spectralink.com>
To: <cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 2:08 PM
Subject: RE: [cdt-l] Re: [pct-l] Paid Hiking Job Offer!


> Is this list not moderated by someone?  These trolling emails are
ridiculous and need to be stopped before they are widely distributed.
>
> Ben
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Fales [mailto:teamcourage@attbi.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 12:58 PM
> To: Ronald Moak
> Cc: pct-l@backcountry.net; cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net;
> 'at-l@mailman.backcountry.net'
> Subject: [cdt-l] Re: [pct-l] Paid Hiking Job Offer!
>
>
> So other words this isnt an officel park seivce project it is the
> orgnzatuion the thinks they rins the parks doing it on there own.
>
> Ronald Moak wrote:
>
> >I received the following job notice. Could be interesting for anyone
> >interested in a paid hiking summer.
> >
> >--Fallingwater
> >
> >
> >Ron,
> >
> >My name is Dieter Fenkart-Froeschl and I work with the National Parks
> >Conservation Association.  I have been asked to lead a project that
involves
> >assessing the condition of 2,300 miles of trails in Grand Canyon NP,
Great
> >Smokey Mountains NP, Delaware Water Gap NRA and Yosemite NP.  We are
seeking
> >a total of nine teams with 18 hikers.  We will be paying a weekly stipend
of
> >$345 for a total of eleven weeks.  The job will involve hiking roughly
300
> >miles of trails and then putting together a written condition assessment
of
> >the trails.
> >
> >I am attaching a flyer with more details.  Please feel free to forward
this
> >on to anyone who you think would be interested and qualified.
> >
> >Thank you in advance,
> >Dieter
> >
> >
> >NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
> >Protecting Parks for Future Generations
> >
> >Expedition 2003
> >Our Mission
> >The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is America's only
> >private, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting,
> >preserving and enhancing the U.S. National Park System for present and
> >future generations.
> >
> >Background
> >The National Park Service (NPS) is in the midst of assessing the physical
> >condition of all of its assets.  Some park units are performing their own
> >condition assessment whereas others are hiring outside contractors to
> >perform the task.  NPCA has been asked to help assess the condition of
2,360
> >miles of trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park ,
Great
> >Smokey Mountain's National Park and Delaware Water Gap National
Recreation
> >Area.  We are calling this project Expedition 2003.
> >
> >Purpose
> >The purpose of a service-wide condition assessment is to provide NPS with
a
> >clear understanding of the state of its resources.  With limited funds
> >available to park units, this work will directly help park managers
> >prioritize maintenance projects with varying degrees of complexity and
> >funding constraints. Your contribution will be crucial!
> >
> >Structure and Final Product of Expedition 2003
> >NPCA is looking to hire nine teams consisting of two people per team to
hike
> >roughly 300 miles over the course of seven weeks.  Hikers will be known
as
> >Explorers and as an Explorer, you will be trekking through the front and
> >backcountry trails of one of the four above-mentioned parks.
> >
> >Throughout your travels, you will document and record the condition of
> >trails, shelters, comfort stations, camping sites, signs, posts and all
> >other physical structures and sites that exist along the trail.  At the
end
> >of your Expedition, you will provide NPCA with a document outlining the
> >condition of the trails you hiked.  This will include pictures, a precise
> >GPS location and a written assessment of locations/ structures that are
in
> >stable to poor condition.
> >
> >Requirements
> >Experience in backcountry hiking is a must.  You should also:
> >* be able to hike 10 miles per day over a ten week period (survival
skills
> >could come in handy),
> >* have a good understanding of trails (training will be provided) and
have
> >the ability to operate in remote locations without direct supervision,
> >* have a keen eye for inconsistencies in trail infrastructure,
> >* be able to use a digital camera and GPS unit with ease and use data
from
> >both in the final write-up,
> >* possess satisfactory writing skills, and
> >* be flexible to manage unexpected events and still deliver a final
product
> >within the allotted timeframe.
> >
> >Remember, this work calls for hiking trips into remote areas of each park
> >with limited contact to the outside world. Hiking trips could potentially
> >last up to ten days.  Showers will not be available and you will have to
> >pack your own food, water, sleeping bag, tent etc.  You will be spending
a
> >lot of time with your fellow Explorer so if you know someone who would be
an
> >ideal hiking partner, please mention this in both your and his or her
> >application.
> >
> >Compensation
> >NPCA will pay each Explorer a stipend of $275 per week for the duration
of
> >each Expedition (7 weeks) and for post-hike work (maximum of 4 weeks).
In
> >addition, NPCA will provide an $850 allowance for equipment and a $70 per
> >week allowance for food.
> >
> >Contact Information
> >Send a cover letter and resume to Pat Hunter, at phunter@npca.org or if
> >email is not available to 1300 19th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
by
> >Friday, May 2nd, 2003.  Preference will be given to early applicants.
> >
> >1300 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
> >Telephone (202) 223-NPCA (6722) ( Fax (202) 659-0650
> >
> >
> >
> >
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